4th of July With Lucy and Her Ladybug Friends [Story App GIVEAWAY]

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Story App:  4th of July with Lucy and Her Ladybug Friends

Developer: Visuals Work

Platform: iPad (English)

Price: $.99 4th of July with Lucy and her ladybug friends – Visuals Work

Category: Education



Visuals Work has created a fun and entertaining story app that young learners will absolutely love — and API is giving away 5 FREE copies just in time for the 4th of July,!

Lorrie Ann Harrington, who also has a child on the spectrum, designed this app to accommodate the special needs of beginning readers.


Story App Teaches Early Literacy Skills



In this story app, children help Lucy find her ladybug friends so they can attend the 4th of July party together.

When kids go along with Lucy on the search, she and her friends capture your child’s attention.  Lucy then teaches important concepts such as positions, sight words, counting, and number recognition.


Lucy and Her Friends Use Festive Illustrations



This story app is replete with directional terms such as “next to, above, and behind.”  These terms are complemented by pictures with movable ladybugs and balloons.

The story also uses repetitive language which helps with word prediction and memorization.  Children can learn and practice reading common sight words like “her” and “friend,” which are used frequently throughout the story.

Additionally, this eBook teaches and reinforces ordinal counting and number recognition through festive objects such as flags, stars, and rockets.


Story App Features



As language and vocabulary building tools, eBooks are an excellent way to integrate reading with technology.  The “Read it to Me” functionality gives children the opportunity to listen to the story over and over again through audio recorded narration. This function gives them a sense of independence as they are grasping new reading concepts.


Personalize Lucy’s Story App



The book app can also be personalized by adding a favorite photo of the child within the story.  The photo can be taken from within the app or it can be collected from the iPad’s photo gallery.  Kids will be delighted to see themselves in story!


Fun Game Included

Another awesome feature of this story app is that it includes a balloon popping game.  This captivating game will keep the child occupied for hours on end.

This neat book both educates and entertains with dynamic and engaging content.  With Independence Day around the corner, Ladybug Lucy and Her Friends are sure to liven up the holiday festivities.


Enter to Win This App NOW – It’s Easy!


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“BONUS” 4th of July App Giveaway!

Also enter to Win Fireworks Blast-Off, a fun way for our sound-sensitive kids to enjoy the 4th of July.  Watch a video of this app in action here:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vj-gQfWuFc   Enter the Giveaway Here:   a Rafflecopter giveaway


API Guest Author, Teri T., a homeschool mom of two kids on the spectrum, and daily iPad user has blessed us with another great review!


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8 Responses to 4th of July With Lucy and Her Ladybug Friends [Story App GIVEAWAY]

  1. Michelle Wagner on June 27, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I love that you review all these apps. I have shared you site with the parent support group that I lead. Keep up the good work.

    • Jack Kieffer on June 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Michelle, Thanks for sharing API with your friends. The promo code will be in your inbox shortly!

  2. Rebecca on June 27, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Would love a code. Looks like a great app.

    • Jack Kieffer on June 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Enjoy – code will be delivered to your email shortly!

  3. Anonymous on June 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Love it!!!! I will share with my little friends at OABC… Osoyoos Autism Behavioral Centre
    Wo love APS….. : )

    • Jack Kieffer on June 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks for sharing! If you will send me your email address, I’ll send you a free promo code for the app. Thanks! P.S. Send your email address to me at jack@autismpluggedin.com

  4. Kim on July 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks for offering app and support for those with autism.

    • Jack Kieffer on July 3, 2012 at 8:16 am

      It’s our pleasure. Thank YOU for being a loyal API reader!

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